Lombard, Illinois
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My fiancé and I filled out a paper at Chicago Ridge Mall. A week or two later I got a phone call saying I won and so on and so on.

With my ***, I made an appointmen and had to go to Lombard to claim my prize. A day or two later my fiancé got the same call as I did. We were fishy about the place but I was curious to the appointment. We went to the vacation store at Lombard, IL and the first thing the front desk workers ask for was an I.D and a major credit card/debit card to "make sure you're the same person" my debit card was in the car but I wasn't *** enough to bring that with me.

The counselor my fiancé and I had was real nice. He talked to us about resorts and gave us a tour. Before the gift thing he asked if I was able to afford to by the resorts and I said no. A second guy came and tried lowering the price and I said no and he kept persuading me to buy it and I make up every excuse and he kept asking "what do you need to think about" "we can work with the money issue" "what do you want to wait for" etc.

I said no the last time and a THIRD guy came. The third guy made the price even LOWER and I said no and they finally left me alone. I finally was able to claim my prize. Little did I know you don't claim *** as a prize.

You have to do a scratch off as if it's a *** lottery ticket. The prizes were $1500 shopping spree, $500, a vacation, and a car or $49,000. In order to get the big prize you had to scratch off all five gold pots. If you don't get the gold pots you have to scratch off the bottom of your card.

They look at the last digits of your number on the card and see what prize you won. There was about 5 of $1500 shopping spree, 10 $500, and the rest were the vacation. Now the way I look at it is the vacation is obviously more than $500 so why was there an unlimited number of that instead of the $500. It doesn't make sense to me.

Me and my fiancé hated it it was nothing but a waste of our *** time. Oh and I will add the whole time they were persuading me about the resorts they kept asking me questions about my credit and what kind of credit card I had. And the guy had to nerve to tell me to let him see my credit card.

Never again, I'm glad I experienced something like this so I know ahead of time to look up the place and reviews BEFORE I waste anymore time of my life. Trust me, it's nothing but foolish, *** people who just want your money.

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You made a good choice by refusing their offers. Once you buy into a timeshare, any timeshare, you are stuck for life and after you die your family is stuck with all the monthly fees.


Call corporate office and complain plus inquire about that particular office. Silverleaf does exist and is legit..




If they are offering a discount vacation for attending a presentation it is a BIG SCAM. Silverleaf Resorts and Dream Vacations was at a Bridal Expo (they will be in Schaumburg on 9/20/15) offering a flight or cruise to various destinations for $149.

"All you have to do is" pay 149 no and you get $100 back when you go to the presentation (time share) within 30 days and plan your trip within a year. Sounds easy!! I call 1 800-613-3858 the next day to set up this presentation that my gift card and vacation are contingent on and it so happens that the facility is under renovation and they aren't doing presentations for 8 weeks (they probably won't give you this info unless you have the phone number you signed up with but you might call the resort at 1 800-447-7510 and ask if they are doing presentations, they may divulge it). The lady "assures" me they will extend the due date to attend the presentation past 30 days but I have very little confidence as they must be little communication in this organization if their own sales people don't even know that the presentations they are peddling are impossible to set up, thus the customer is incapable of fulfilling the terms to redeem the prize.

If that wasn't SKETCHY enough, the sales woman Griselle Davila has ONE linked in contact. This is not normal!

PLEASE don't waste your time. Total SCAM


They are legit. Went on several timeshare vacations.

That's there way of advertising. That's how they are able to give away the trips because they spend no money on advertising to the public.


I was one of those suckers that brought into it.


I own one week at silverleaf for five years. I have to pay every month for the rest of my life because as owner, I have to pay maintenance and real estate taxes, but I stayed there ONLY ONCE.

Sure, I was able to get free time only once if I attended a conference. The swimming pools were so nasty.

I had to vacuum all the nature living inside the unit. I get a stomach ache everytime on the 1st of the month when I pay my bill.


don't pay it. disappear from their contact for 6 months or so unitl they sell it off to a collection company who will then come after you again, disappear from them. after a year the 3rd company will be willing to settle for pennies on the dollar although id just wait 7 years (falls off)


So wat did u get for your prize


It is not a scam it is a great way to vacation and I enjoy it


My experience was nothing like this inwent to a sox game and keylime cove and got a giftcard for resturants .com plus 20$...


LOL the fact that you have such a miserable life you have to make a page about it wow. Obviously you didn't know how to use the program and it simply wasn't for you.

Silverleaf is a good company and has helped so many families out in the past.

If you're ignorant then oh well, they can't help you.


It's not about having a miserable life, it's about making a review of the experiences the person had. You're ignorant just for saying such a thing about someone.


So you won a vacation over the value of $500? Oh poor you.

having to listen to a sales presentation. You obviously have no common sense. Be grateful for a free vacation if you're going to a VACATION PLACE. Duh.

I have friends who own with silverleaf and have Let me use vacations to Maui and Egypt in the nicest resorts My husband and I have ever seen.

You're ignorant if you think the gifts are not a great value and their program is not a comparison ofa great value!! Get a day job and stop complaining.


Free vacation? I know someone who experienced this place and the vacation wasn't free, it's a scam. I experienced this similar situation and all they ask for is your credit card *** and try to force you to buy off them.


It is far from free.

its most limited unit is around $10,000 plus monthly fees if $92..

This gives you one week, plus bonus time if they can fit you in, which most people have to pay for these days.

The units almost always have something wrong, besides the ceilings, floors and walls are paper thin.

Last time i couldn't sleep the whole week practically because our upstairs neighbors were so loud. Dogs barking at all hours too.

Now the Illinois location added a "water park" in which we were promised it clear back in 2001. They put it in finally in 2016. And charge a daily fee of like $25 or $29 per person, not per family!!!

This had been promised to us for over fifteen years.

One of few reasons my husband wanted to sign up. I didn't!

Anyways, it is real vacations, but plan on paying fees for the rest of your life even once your deed is paid off!!!! Good luck to all who don't walk out of that presentation.


Free vacation my ***. I know someone who experienced this place and they went through the same thing this person did. All they did was bride and try to force my friend to buy off them.


They must belong to the Rci program to use such locations. Which is another heavy cost on top of the $10,000 for a basic unit or limited time of year you can use it.


It was a bizarre. We went to Fox river resort for orientation although we paid 99.00 for Keyline cove gateway to them still they asked us to come and see the time share.

They tried hard to sell it to us.

We didn't bought it and they refuse to give the key lime cove package which I paid discounted price. Never get trapped in there sales game.

I learnt one lesson "there is nothing freebies " for sure.


I love silverleaf and I meant waiting.,lol